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Posted on: January 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Killeen partners with Equal Heart to recruit two AmeriCorps members

Positions will work with Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

KILLEEN, Texas (Jan. 6, 2023) – The City of Killeen has partnered with Equal Heart to recruit two (2) AmeriCorps members who will focus on educating the community on disaster preparedness. This will increase the City of Killeen Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management’s ability to engage and prepare the community at a no staff cost increase.

AmeriCorps members will receive a bi-weekly living allowance as determined by the National Commission for Service and an end-term education award for their service.

To be eligible applicants must be:

  • Available for the entire duration of the program
  • 17 years old or older by program start date
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a commitment to serve the community

Applications must be submitted no later than January 15, 2023. More information on this new program and how to apply please go to our AmeriCorps webpage at www.killeentexas.gov/americorps.

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov. [PCP1] 

Community organizations that would like to partner with the city on this program can contact our office by calling 254-501-7706 or by emailing em-coordinator@killeentexas.gov.

For more information on Equal Heart please visit their website at www.equalheart.org.



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